FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Contacting Teachers and Staff Members

 

Q: How do I contact a SLE teacher or staff member?

A: See the Staff Directory for room numbers, email addresses, and phone numbers. SLE teachers and staff have an email address as follows: first initial and last name at slvusd.org. For example, Jane Doe would be jdoe[at]slvusd.org. There may be a few exceptions, which will be noted in the Staff Directory. 

If you need to talk with a teacher about your child, please schedule a time to talk with them.  Pick up and drop off times are hectic, and do not allow the teacher to devote their full attention to you.  Scheduling an appointment ensures a better conference for both of you.

 

Dogs

 

Q: Can I bring my dog to pick up and drop off, even if it is really friendly?

A: While we like dogs, they are not allowed on school property during school hours. Before and after school hours dogs must remain on a leash at all times per local code.

 

Lunch

 

Q: My child forgot his lunch at home, what are my options?

A: You have two options:

  1. Bring your child's LABELED lunch to the SLE Office. 
  2. Your child may get a Hot Lunch voucher from the office entitling him to a meal. The office staff will phone you for permission before issuing a voucher, and you will be billed for the meal.

 

Attendance

 

Q: What do I do if my child will be missing school?
Q: My child is sick, what do I do?
Q: My child has an appointment during the school day, what do I do?
Q: My child will be missing school for a vacation/family emergency, what do I do?

 

A: If your child will be absent for any reason, please contact the SLE OFFICE as follows:

 

If your child is sick:

  • Call the attendance hotline (831 335-7770) before 8:30 a.m. Please report your students name, your name and relationship, date of the absence and the nature of the illness.
  • Continue to call each day that your child stays home.

 

If your child will miss school for an appointment:

  • Remind your child of the appointment before school.

  • Come to the office--not the classroom--to check out your child and sign a form indicating the reason and time of departure.

  • Return your child to the office to check in after the appointment.

 

If your child will miss school due to a family vacation or emergency:

  • Notify the school of the planned absence by stopping into the office in person or calling the school (831 335-7770).

  • If your child will will miss fewer than 5 days, the absence will be treated as an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE. The school loses all funding for this unexcused absence ($32 per day), and your child misses valuable days of instruction. Please consider making a donation to the school for lost funding due to unexcused absences.

  • If your child will be away 5 days or longer, please request an Independent Study Plan in the office. Your child’s teacher will give you a list of assignments to be completed

Can grown-ups be on campus during the school day?:

We welcome grown-ups to a be a part of daily life at school,  but ask that you follow a few procedures:
  • If you are volunteering in a classroom, please sign in at the office first, and get a visitor sticker.  Even if you are regularly in a room, we need to know that you are on campus should there be an emergency.
  • If you need to talk with a teacher about your child, please schedule a time to talk with them.  Pick up and drop off times are hectic, and do not allow the teacher to devote their full attention to you.  Scheduling an appointment ensures a better conference for both of you.
  • If you are staying on campus after 2:15 dismissal, please realize that classes are still in session.  The upper grades PE classes need whatever space they are in, and your children should not be playing around those classes.  Please watch your children as there is no supervision.  Also, the playground is right next to the upper grades classroom where students are still working.  Families need to be quiet as to not disrupt the learning that is happening.